to primary-challenge

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 19:08:05 UTC 2011

A CNN commentator observes that "Dick Cheney...hinted that maybe Hillary
Clinton should primary-challenge the President for the Democratic

Like "user-friendly" (the first I can recall noticing)  this takes the two
most salient words in a phrase ("challenge in the primary elections" and
"friendly to the user") and whips them up into a new compound.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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